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Old 05-10-2009, 04:22 PM   #1
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Question screen is black on ubuntu 9.04

When I try to boot ubuntu 9.04 from the live cd, after the logo screen goes off the screen turns black. All of the other versions before 9.04 worked perfect, but this won't. Can anyone help?
Old 05-11-2009, 09:43 AM   #2
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boot live CD to blank screen

It fails before selecting language?
Load CD to black screen, push enter once to select English, F4 to select "alternative start-up and installation modes." F1 should get text mode help.
Load CD to black screen, push enter once to select English, down arrow once to select "Check CD for defects", enter again to do CD check in text mode. If text mode CD text can't do text, you need more help than I have.

Transition from 8.1 to 9.04 has had several upgrades to black screens, so you should be able to find more answers.
Old 05-11-2009, 05:41 PM   #3
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When you downloaded the ISO, did you download the checksum (usually MD5 file) and check it? You could have errors in the ISO file itself.


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